Garry Schofield

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Garry Edward Schofield
Born
Thursday, 1st July, 1965
Current Age
53 years and 80 days
Place Of Birth
Leeds, West Yorkshire, England

Awards & Accolades

Golden Boot Award
1990
Man Of Steel Award
1991

Biography

Great Britain Test centre was the youngest ever Lions tourist when he came to Australia as an 18-year-old in 1984. Schofield, who was the top try-scorer in English club football during the 1983-84 season (38t), had already made his Test debut against France earlier that year and played in all three Tests in Australia. One of the highest paid players in England during the 1980s (he left Hull for Leeds on a record £170,000 contact in 1987), he regularly returned to Australia play for Balmain each year before making his second Lions tour in 1988. One of the world's finest backline players, he guested with Wests the following year before switching to five-eighth with great success. After a spectacular try in Great Britain's 19-12 win in the First Test at Wembley in 1990, he deputised for the injured Ellery Hanley as Test captain on the 1992 Lions Tour (his third tour of Australia and NZ) and masterminded the 33-10 thrashing of Australia in Melbourne with an audacious display. Leeds refused a clearance to allow him play with Manly in 1993 but approaching the 1994 Ashes series (incredibly, his sixth series since 1984), he failed to make the Lions’ train-on squad after a falling out with his Leeds captain-coach and newly appointed Great Britain coach Ellery Hanley. However, following the suspension of Great Britain Test half and captain Mike Gregory after Great Britain’s shock First Test win, Schofield was chosen on the interchange bench in the remaining two Tests of the series. After stints with Huddersfield (1996-98) and Bramley (1999) Schofield retired with the imposing record of 440 English club games between 1983 and 1999 (1707 pts) and a record equalling 46 Test appearances (equal with Mick Sullivan) including 12 as captain.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

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International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Great Britain 1984-88, 1990-94 46 30 9   7 145 24 20 2 52.17% Match list
Overall 1984-1994 46 30 9   7 145 24 20 2 52.17% Match list

International Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Great Britain 1984-1988 1 1 -   - 4 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
England 1984, 1992, 1995 3 1 -   - 4 2 1 0 66.67% Match list
Overall 1984-1995 4 2 0   0 8 3 1 0 75.00% Match list

World Cup Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Great Britain 1984-1992 12 9 -   2 38 5 5 2 41.67% Match list
Overall 1985-1992 12 9 0   2 38 5 5 2 41.67% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Balmain NSWRL 1985 17 11 6   2 58 12 5 0 70.59% Match list
Balmain NSWRL 1986 20 13 3 / 6 50.00% 1 59 11 9 0 55.00% Match list
Balmain NSWRL 1987 10 4 -   1 17 4 5 1 40.00% Match list
Western Suburbs NSWRL 1989 9 5 1 / 3 33.33% 1 23 5 3 1 55.56% Match list
Overall 1985-1989 56 33 10   5 157 32 22 2 57.14% Match list

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Balmain 1985-87 47 28 9   4 134 27 19 1 57.45% Match list
Western Suburbs 1989 9 5 1 / 3 33.33% 1 23 5 3 1 55.56% Match list
Overall 1985-1989 56 33 10   5 157 32 22 2 57.14% Match list

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Balmain 1985-87 6 5 -   - 20 2 4 0 33.33% Match list
Overall 1985-1987 6 5 0   0 20 2 4 0 33.33% Match list

English League Career - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Hull FC Championship 1983/84 ? 28 51   - 214  
Hull FC Championship 1984/85 ? 15 68   - 196  
Hull FC Championship 1985/86 ? 11 28   1 101  
Hull FC Championship 1986/87 ? 23 -   - 92  
Leeds Championship 1987/88 ? 14 4   - 64  
Leeds Championship 1988/89 ? 17 9   - 86  
Leeds Championship 1989/90 ? 14 2   3 63  
Leeds Championship 1990/91 ? 12 18   1 85  
Leeds Championship 1991/92 ? 7 1   4 34  
Leeds Championship 1992/93 ? 7 16   2 62  
Leeds Championship 1993/94 ? 6 2   2 30  
Leeds Championship 1994/95 ? 13 -   2 54  
Leeds Championship 1995/96 ? 8 2   4 40  
Leeds Super League 1996 ? - -   - -  
Huddersfield Super League III 1998 2 - -   - - 0 2 0 0.00% Match list
Overall 1983-1998 ? 251 261   32 1,558 ? ? ? ?  

English League Career - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Hull FC 1983-87 ? 106 196   2 818 ? ? ? ?  
Leeds 1987-96 ? 145 65   30 740 ? ? ? ?  
Huddersfield 1998 2 - -   - - 0 2 0 0.00% Match list
Overall 1983-1998 ? 251 261   32 1,558 ? ? ? ?  

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